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Halo 4 released on PC, Crossplay Added

As of this past Tuesday, the Master Chief Collection is now complete on PC. In addition, crossplay has unified the Halo community under one title for the first time. In addition, those of you making the jump into next-gen will be able to enjoy the enhancements your new console brings. Definitely a great way to bring in the holiday season.

Some highlights from the patch notes:

  • Halo 4 is now available on PC! 
  • Halo 4’s Forge mode now includes “Thorage” content – this means new features, a higher budget, dozens of new items, and more
  • Per-piece armor customization and “global” weapon skins for all loadouts are now available on all platforms as well 
  • Crossplay and input-based matchmaking for multiplayer are now available on both Xbox and PC
  • Season 4 is here with 70+ new customization choices – including new nameplates, weapon and vehicle skins for Halo 3, and weapon skins for Halo 4! 
  • Interpolation improvements for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4 when running at 60+ FPS 

These are lifted straight from the Halo Support Site, which you should be referring to whenever you have trouble with your game. One of the biggest changes is the interpolation improvements, which really makes the previous releases feel like true PC releases, running at any framerate your system can handle without trouble.

While the update notes don’t make a big deal about it, crossplay means everyone can finally play together, regardless of platform. We’re one big family again, and our community will be better for it. Of course, this means Anchor 9 is transitioning from a PC-focused community to one that supports all of Halo. Our future learning resources will be adjusted to fit this change, though right now we’re just enjoying our time catching up with our controller-wielding friends.

What should you expect next? Well, 343i has announced some previously unreleased armors from Halo: Reach will be making their way to the game, as well as the coveted custom games browser and official mod support. I would expect the customs browser and new armors to make their way to the game sooner rather than later, but of course, check up with official sources over at Halo Waypoint instead of taking our word for it.

As always, we recommend checking up on the patch notes yourself. We’re happy to deliver the highlights, but it’s important you stay informed.

Source: Halo Support Site

A Halo player since the early Halo 2 days, Agoat is the founder of Anchor 9, and is always happy to help new players.